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years ago. “I decided I didn’t have enough money to keep buying jewelry, so I thought, ‘I could make that,’” Langston said. What began as a practical hobby grew into a trade. Today Langston, a retiree from the Kern County Sheriff’s Office, peddles her jewelry to rave reviews on Etsy at DesigningIt.etsy.com. Langston also hammers, stretches and polishes copper wire into necklaces, bracelets and rings. “There’s a love for it. There is always something new to try out,” Langston said. For Bakersfield native Jennifer Meiners, jewelry making has become a fullA copper rosette bracelet by time job. Carol Langston. For her hand stamped and carved metal charms and pieces, Meiners uses metal sheers, sandpaper, and a special tool from a family member. “My most used tool is a hammer I acquired from my father-inlaw who passed away the same day my daughter was born (Feb. 16, 2011),” Meiners said. “I could use a specialty hammer — which would be easier — but I chose to learn how to hand stamp metal with that one.” For her designs, Meiners turns to “everything positive in the world” and strives to recreate inspirational feelings. Personalized necklace On her online store — by Jennifer Meiners. 2tinyhearts.etsy.com — Meiners’ hometown, home state charms are popular, as well as her bridal party custom pieces. “My advice to anyone who wants to make jewelry is practice definitely makes perfect. As cliche as that is, it couldn’t be more true!” Meiners said. Gayle Tape, another local jewelry crafter who sells and enjoys her wares, began making jewelry in 2006 after she discovered her passion for creating pieces on a girls’ retreat. Some of her pieces are on Jewelry with quotes from display at a local Jack Sparrow are some of salon and she is workJennifer Meiners’ bestselling pieces. ing on new designs for holiday boutiques. Tape’s favorite adornment she’s made is beach-themed piece. Working with shells she picked up on a Cancun beach, Tape glued

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Bakersfield Life Magazine September 2014  

Women's Issue, 2014 Fall Fashions, Latin Nation

Bakersfield Life Magazine September 2014  

Women's Issue, 2014 Fall Fashions, Latin Nation